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    Life Of Pi

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    In the novel Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, a The Life of Pi teaches us that the companionship in the most primal of animals indicates the close similarities man and animal contain, especially within an atmosphere that lacks civilization. Throughout the book, Yann Martel fills in this grey area between man and animal by demonstrating that when both are under the line of survival, similarities arise, which in turn helps provide an interdependent relationship between the two opposite figures. Typically, humans often perceive that there is a major difference in the actions/behaviors of man and animal. In a normal society, humans are very civilized, eat at a table, act in a certain manner whereas animals are thought as wild, untamed and hunt for their food. However, under no civilization, humans are no different than animal. We are often forced to sacrifice our rituals and duty, dismantle our moral values, and alter back to our animal instincts for the sake of our survival. This concept is communicated through Pi as he suffers on the lifeboat. As the book progresses, his priorities change, his moral values diminish, his animalistic instincts become evident, and as a result, his natural behavior/actions mirrors Richard Parker’s. Before the unexpected crisis of the…

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    Pi's Life Of Pi And Pi

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    turbulent waves of the stormy Pacific Ocean. Pi watches powerlessly from a lifeboat as his life sinks/ family disappears in front of his eyes. Pi soon discovers he is not the only one on the lifeboat. He learns he must share his lifeboat with an orangutan, hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, and a Bengal tiger, named Richard Parker. The hyena dispatches the zebra and the orangutan. Consequently, Richard Parker kills the hyena. After the slaughtering concludes, Pi and Richard Parker are the only…

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    Life Of Pi And The Ocean

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    Setting in Life of Pi: The Relationship Between Pi and the Ocean The setting of a story plays a major role in the development of the plot throughout the novel. In Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the main character, Pi, is left without his family and only accompanied by an untrained Bengal tiger, Richard Parker. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Pi is compelled to train the tiger for his own survival and faces several physical and spiritual challenges. The existence of these challenges is because of…

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    Throughout Ang Lee’s writing life, Lee achieved the best Man Booker Prize by publishing The Life of Pi, a number one international bestseller. Ang Lee, on the other hand, achieved the Academy Award for Best Director. In the year of 2012, Ang Lee released the The Life of Pi. Both men strived to produce a story that grasped the audience’s attention. Ang Lee’s and Yann Martel’s version of The Life of Pi captives the reader’s or viewer’s mind by introducing a young man who admires religion, survives…

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    Life Of Pi Liquid Life

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    Liquid life In the novel, water is so common, so expected, we forget it was there altogether. At sea, there is a boat, a lion and a boy, but no water. However, Pi understands the necessity of water. Being deprived of it, he calls it “liquid life” when it touches his lips, quenching his thirst. Water isn’t just life blood in the book, it’s a messenger and a barrier PI must overcome to survive. Most obviously, you need water to live. After days without water and incredibly weak, PI gets a taste…

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    Life Of Pi Animals

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    In Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, we will learn how animals and humans may share the same characteristics. According to Pi, we can see that whether it was a tiger, zebra, hyena, and an orangutan or a cook, sailor, a mother, and Pi, the story works with both sets of characters because humans and animals are very similar. Sometimes we do not realize that our actions in our everyday lives are feral but in this day and age it has become normal in society. Humans and animals are very alike, but in the end…

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    Zoos In Life Of Pi

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    many different meanings. Pi has heard many people say negative things about zoos, mostly that they take away noble, wild animals of their freedom and trap them in boring, domesticated lives, but he disagrees. He believes that wild animals in their natural surroundings come to deal with fear, fighting, lack of food, and parasites on a regular basis. Animals in the wild are not free at all; they must follow the harsh laws of nature or die. Religion with its many orders and rules may also be seen…

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    Science In Life Of Pi

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    science and stories are 3 things in the life of Pi that aren 't seen but are still believed to be real and possible. Science is one of the things humans done need to see to understand and believe in. Orange juice floating towards Pi on her pile of bananas, the canivourous island and Pi surviving with Richard Parker on the boat are scientific feats that were believed by others, even if they did not see it. Orange juice floating to Pi on a pile of bananas was a scientific feat that was believed…

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    The novel, Life of Pi, by Yann Martel centers around an innocent, religious and vegetarian Indian boy, Pi Patel. However, when Pi finds himself stranded on the Pacific Ocean after the sinking of the Tsimtsum, and faces starvation and the possibility of death, he abandons his ethics in order to survive. When investigators asked Pi what happened on the lifeboat, Pi tells them a story with zoo animals that have survived the shipwreck as well, one of which is an adult Bengal tiger. When asked by the…

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    Fishing In Life Of Pi

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    tiger. Does one jump off the boat, kill the tiger, or try to create peace? One doesn’t have much time. It is a tough question because all of the options are life threatening. Has one decided yet? Act fast! Many people would try to kill the tiger, but one doesn’t have any weapons. Jump off the boat, then one would drown. Piscine Patel evaluated all of these options in the novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Pi, short for Piscine, lived in India. He owned and ran a zoo until his family decided to…

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